Approach from Eisenhower Boulevard onto Campground Road. Travel to the top of the hill and stop at the intersection of Campground Rd. and Highspire Rd. then drive straight across Highspire Rd. (Please use caution at this intersection). The office is the round brown building on your right. For check-ins, park alongside the pool. A quick stop at the office and we will escort you to your site. After hours, pre-registered guests will find your information and map with directions to your site at the Night Box to the right of the office front door.
**Some navigation systems have you turn from Eisenhower onto Highland St. to our north or Fulling Mill Rd. to our south. Travel ½ mi from Highland St. and turn left into the campground and storage parking lot or from Fulling Mill Rd. travel ½ mi and turn right into the parking lot at Campground Rd.
Our camping areas are gravel, of varying lengths and all have sewer, water, 30 or 50 amp electric, a cable TV connection, wifi, a firepit and a picnic table. We carefully choose your placement in the park with attention to your rig length. 4 sites are 67 ft long and level, let us know if you need to stay attached to your tow vehicle overnight.
Winter camping is easy on our front row with hydrants for year round use. On sub-freezing nights we ask that you detach from the hydrant until morning or when temperatures rise.
We have a small pine grove area for tenting and hammocking. While it is not a natural state park setting like the nearby Gifford Pinchot, Colonel Denning or Little Buffalo State Parks, when the sun sets after your busy day, the campfire is rolling and the insects start chirping you’ll forget your just minutes away from downtown. A bit like camping in Grandmother’s backyard.
Most park roads are paved and maintained during the winter months. Water on our front row is available all year long for our winter travelers. Heated hoses would be required for use in the rest of the park. In rows 2-6 you will find the water hose under the wooden box lid and beneath the insulation. Please use a heated hose and or heat tape and be mindful to bury our water line deep into the box and below the insulation after you have hooked up.
The laundry room is available to campers and has 3 washers and 4 dryers. You may access this area after hours with a code given to you at check-in.
Our restrooms are located at the back of the office building near the pool. Renovated in 2016, they are cleaned daily by our staff and routinely sanitized by Cintas. Good Sam rates our bathrooms 10! They remain open and are heated during the winter months.
trash, recycling and dump station
Our trash receptacles are across from the office and to the right. We ask you to place all bagged trash into either of the two large blue receptacles to the left of the dump station. The smaller blue receptacle on the right is for co-mingled, unbagged recyclable materials. Our Dump station is available to the public all year for a fee. We are handy for a stop on the way home from tailgating events or weekends at camp. Campers, this is included in your nightly rate.
propane filling Station
We fill and sell propane in bottles of varying sizes and fill on-board tanks also. Our filling station is open all year. Hours of operation vary throughout the year. Please check our hours of operation.
Our 25’x 50’ 56,000 gallon heated pool is open Memorial Day weekend until September 15th every year.
Deck chairs, picnic tables with umbrellas, an outdoor shower, floats and toys are available for your use. Pool hours are the same as the office hours. Closing is at dusk.
**floats and toys will be available once the pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Our playground has a few vintage favorites like the merry-go-round and spring animals and a Newer activity play set. A grass volleyball court and small basketball court and a large grass lawn for your use and we lend out play equipment and balls. Please ask at the front desk.
Friendly traveling pets with current vaccinations are always welcome. We ask that you keep your pets on leash at all times. You may erect container areas at your camp site. Please pick up after your pets and dispose of refuse properly.
We have a non enclosed field for walking your pets behind the 5th row along Highspire Rd. or you may exercise them on leash around the park. Please no pets at the playground.
We have a watchman residing on the property for extra supervision and security.
In our garden we plant tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and a few herbs each year and share them with you as they ripen. Look for the basket of vegetables at the check in counter mid to late summer and help yourself.
You may also find a basket of apples set out by the laundry room, please enjoy a healthy snack.
**these practices will resume once restrictions from the pandemic are lifted.
A farm stand at the bottom of Campground road opens Spring through fall selling healthy local produce.
monthly camping/long term stays
We offer a monthly rate when you are staying with us for a “while”. Open all year, many find us convenient when jobs bring them to our area temporarily. Contact our reservation line for more information. 717-939-4331.
We have 3 large areas for trailer storage, one is fenced and gated. You have 24hour access and the dump station is available for a fee.
Our Good Sam rating: 9-10-9
Restrooms fully sanitized routinely by Cintas Cleaning Services.
Serving Hershey, Harrisburg and south central PA
Phone:(717) 939-4331 Fax:(717) 939-3160
1134 Highspire Rd Harrisburg, PA 17111
Directions GPS: 40.2325300, -76.7978460
Office Hours: 9am-8pm June-September (IN-SEASON) 9am-5pm Oct-May(OFF-SEASON) Pool is open from mid-May to Sept 15th Pool hours same as office hours.
We are open 365 days a year! Our office will be closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. You are welcome to camp during holiday closures after pre-registering. Our facility does not offer any free camp sites.